PM orders acceleration of transport projects hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at the meeting (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi (VNA) –
The acceleration of investment disbursement for transport infrastructure projects is extremely important as the economy has been heavily affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a meeting of the Government’s standing board in Hanoi on March 12.

He singled out the component projects for the North-South and Trung Luong-My Thuan-Can Tho expressways, stressing that obstacles to those projects must be quickly removed.

The PM agreed with the solution of changing the form of investment from public-private partnership (PPP) to public investment for several urgent projects as proposed by the Ministry of Transport.

He assigned the ministry to coordinate with relevant ministries to make official reports about this issue for submission to authorised agencies, as well as ensure the implementation progress and quality.

PM Phuc urged the ministry to push the construction of My Thuan Bridge 2 connecting the Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Vinh Long for early completion.

Regarding the My Thuan-Can Tho expressway, the PM said this is an important route linking with the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway which is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2021.

Therefore, the State will provide the best assistance for the implementation of this project, he affirmed./.